Niger

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Frequently misidentified as derived from the Latin niger (black), Niger is derived from a series of mistranslations and geographic misplacements by Greek, Roman and Arab geographers, likely originally from Ptolomey's descriptions of the valley Gir (a wadi in modern Algeria), and the "Lower Gir" (or "Ni-Gir") to the south. In one local Berber language, "gher" means "watercourse", and thus may have been derived from Berber tales of large river south of the Sahara desert.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

River
Country

Usage notes[edit]

The second pronunciations for the country name follow the French pronunciation, French being the official language of Niger. [2][3]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger

  1. A country in Western Africa situated to the north of Nigeria. Official name: Republic of Niger.
  2. A river in Africa that flows into the Gulf of Guinea in Nigeria.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ C. K. Meek, The Niger and the Classics: The History of a Name. The Journal of African History. Vol. 1, No. 1 (1960), pp. 1-17
  2. ^ How Do You Pronounce "Niger"? by Avi Zenilman, July 16, 2003, Slate.com
  3. ^ So What Is This Place? by Nicholas D. Kristof, October 11, 2005, New York Times

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger m

  1. Niger (country)
  2. Niger (river)

Finnish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Niger

  1. Niger (country)

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French[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger m

  1. Niger (country)

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German[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Niger m, n

  1. Niger (country)
  2. Niger (river)

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Italian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Niger m

  1. Niger (country)
  2. Niger (river)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From niger (black, dark).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger m (genitive Nigrī); second declension

  1. A Roman agnomen, or "nickname"

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Niger Nigrī
genitive Nigrī Nigrōrum
dative Nigrō Nigrīs
accusative Nigrum Nigrōs
ablative Nigrō Nigrīs
vocative Niger
Nigre
Nigrī

Proper noun[edit]

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Niger m (genitive Nigris); third declension

  1. the river Niger in Africa [2]
  2. the country Niger

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Niger Nigrēs
genitive Nigris Nigrum
dative Nigrī Nigribus
accusative Nigrem Nigrēs
ablative Nigre Nigribus
vocative Niger Nigrēs

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger

  1. Niger (country)

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger m

  1. Niger (country)
  2. Niger (river)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nîɡer/
  • Hyphenation: Ni‧ger

Proper noun[edit]

Nȉger m (Cyrillic spelling Ни̏гер)

  1. Niger (country, river)

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Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger

  1. Niger (country)